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  • Valjean And Fantine
    766 words
    Any character can fit into one of two categories, static or dynamic. One can consider the changes undergone by dynamic characters evolutions. These evolutions capture the reader's attention and focus in a novel. Victor Hugo masters the art of character change with both his characters Jean Valjean and Fantine. Quite simply, both Valjean and Fantine undergo substantial changes in their respective natures. Initially, the reader receives a very negative impression of Valjean. For a time, every chara...
  • Javert Back On The Trail Of Valjean
    609 words
    Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, starts out with Valjean saying how he is 19 years old and a thief. The novel goes through his whole life. It explains the many conflicts he faces. But mainly it shows how he tries to escape his past during the French Revolution. Valjean was not a very wealthy man. He stole a piece of bread because he was hungry. He got tried and committed as if he had done a major crime and served 5 years in prison. He ended up doing 19 years of hard labor because he had tried to ...
  • Jean Valjean
    1,173 words
    Les Mis " enables is an epic tale of hope, empathy, sympathy, redemption and hate set in post-revolutionary France. Written by acclaimed author Victor Hugo, Les Mis " enables follows the transformation of its two main characters from criminal to honest man and from dedicated reactionary to compassionate fellow man. Written sometime between 1845 and 1862, Hugo provides a detailed look into nineteenth century France's society and politics. BY combining his story of redemption with the wrongdoings ...
  • Jean Valjean
    650 words
    Naton YeVal Mr. Pickles Eng. January 14, 1997 Les Miserables Naton Yeval Mr. Pickles English January 14, 1997 Les Miserables Set in 19th century France, Victor Hugo's historical novel, Les Miserables, portrays the protagonist, Jean Valjean, in his struggle with his past. Even in the face of societal condemnation, he sacrifices himself repeatedly for his loved ones as well for his moral and political convictions. Throughout the novel, Jean must redeem his character proving his ability to be trust...
  • Key To Valjean For Some Money
    1,000 words
    Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables protagonist and antagonists Good In the novel Les Mesarables there are both protagonists and antagonists in it. One of the major protagonists is Jean Valjean. He was once a bad character but now he has changed for the good by the love and kindness shown to him by one man has changed his whole life. And one of the major antagonists is Thenardier. From the beginning we see all that can be bad inside of a character, and later in the story he even tries to kill Valjean t...
  • Society For Valjean
    996 words
    In his novel, Les Miserables, author Victor Hugo makes a strong statement about society being the cause for evil in man. Les Miserables is based on a poor man, Jean Valjean, who was arrested for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving baby. Valjean is sentenced to 20 years for his crime, and, when he is released, he is shunned for his past, which he has more than paid for. Society turns him out at every turn for his past crime, and will hear no excuses for his deed. With this scen...
  • Marius And Cosette
    1,067 words
    It is precisely of him that I wished to speak. Dispose of me as you please; but help me first to carry him home. I only ask that of you. Upon examination of Les Miserables, it is clearly evident that the elements of Forgiveness, Self Sacrifice, and Courage are only a few of the main themes Hugo wanted to develop. First off, is the element of forgiveness. In a book of mistrust, poverty, and hate forgiveness thrives in the world of Les Miserables. The first example of this was at the very beginnin...

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